Jordan Dizon is the first Colorado player to receive Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. The senior was also named the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year in 2004. Dizon is the third player in conference history to receive both the defensive freshman and player of the year awards (Mark Simoneau, Kansas State- 1996, 2000; Derrick Johnson, Texas-2000, 2004).
Also named to the second team is Texas A&M senior linebacker Misi Tupe. Tupe was an Honorable Mention selection in 2006 and was Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.